We report on the fabrication of a side-gate structure which enables a purely lateral electric field to be applied onto a self-assembled quantum dot. The lateral field produces an unconventional M'-shaped exciton energy shift-a blueshift followed by a redshift. The unconventional energy shift is reproduced by calculation. The calculation shows that only the positively charged exciton shows the unconventional shift. The origin is attributed to the field-induced hole-concentration in the bottom-corner of the dot, which strongly enhances the repulsive direct Coulomb interaction and reduces the exciton binding energy.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)